To say that our lives have changed over the past 2 months would be a great understatement, how we are handling these changes is another thing. We want to encourage you to look at this as a gift, a gift of time, to unwind, to reflect, refresh, and recalibrate.
It can be extremely hard to remain positive during these uncertain times but if you look for the positivity, it can be easily found! It can be found in the small things, sitting down to dinner with your family every night, finally finishing that book that’s been collecting dust on your bedside table, planting that garden you’ve always wanted, or simply enjoying the downtime.
We’ve been given the gift of a “pause” from our everyday lives, and this may be the only one we get in our lifetimes. This time we’ve been given is a great opportunity to take an online course, learn a new language, perfect your baking skills, take on a new hobby, or just catch up on all those backlogged emails. We want to encourage you to try to remain positive and take pleasure in the little things that you may not have made time for previously
This is also a great time to reassess your wants versus your needs. Is a bigger, newer home what you need? Or would you better off to downsize to a smaller home and live a more minimalistic lifestyle? Do you need the newest iPhone or will your current phone suffice a little longer? Do you wish you had more quality time with your kids? This is your opportunity to make some changes that you can carry forward into the ‘new norm’. Take this time to reflect on what’s truly important to you and how you can make this part of your everyday life.
Last but definitely not least, focus on the things you can control. Turn the TV off if the news is too depressing, avoid spending too much time on social media, these are just two small things that you can control and will help with your current mindset. Additionally, be sure to incorporate a little exercise in your daily routine, try to eat a balanced diet, and most importantly, remember to laugh and smile, each and every day!
As always, we at JP Real Estate would like to remind you that we are more than a real estate company, we are a community and we will get through this together. We look forward to speaking with you and connecting greatness!